Nursing Home Reform Law

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In the past, nursing homes have notoriously been known for not delivering the best quality care. There have been cases of patients being burned by heating pads, strapped to their beds with restraints, or given medication to quiet them down, with more extreme cases including patients so sedated, that they almost seemed lifeless. In 1987, the Nursing Home Reform Law was passed to change the quality of care being given to nursing home residents such as monitored clinical care, unexpected inspections, and having a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day. While its creation had many positive effects, there was still an issue with the quality of care being given as stakeholders and investors in nursing home chains have begun to cut expenses by limiting

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